Season 16 Episode 7

Snow Train (2)

Aired Unknown Oct 26, 1970 on CBS

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  • Great episode of people trapped on a train and menaced by both Indians and weather.

    This is clearly the best episode of Gunsmoke. The development of the characters on the train is so believable that you\'d think you\'d met them. I\'ve always been partial to books, movies, and TV shows on or around trains because I think trains can really evoke mood. The snow bound train really built the mood well: cold, desparate, confined. Not enough room for the smaller minds to think. The characterization of the Indians seemed excellent, they mirrored Matt: resolute, bent on justice, and honorable above all. I particularly liked the unusual way it ended...very satisfying.